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All Opinions Are Local: May 31, 2009 - June 6, 2009

Cap and Gown: Check. Job: Uh-Oh.

By Meredith Raimondi Washington After four years at George Washington University, I expected that my life would magically come together. I was aware that we college graduates often struggle to figure out what to do, but now we’re struggling just...

By Vince Rinehart  |  June 4, 2009; 1:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  economy  
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Adams Morgan Is Helping Itself

By Denis James Washington Terry Lynch [“A Better Balance in Adams Morgan,”] should stick to the Downtown Cluster of Congregations. Those of us who live here and are deeply involved in our community fully understand the tragic effects that an...

By Vince Rinehart  |  June 4, 2009; 1:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Adams Morgan , D.C. , crime  
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A Place for Bike Paths Near Arlington

By Greg Ryan Reston While I agree with the June 2 letters regarding the no-bicycles policy in Arlington National Cemetery, I would like to see local, and perhaps Pentagon, officials revisit commuting and bike path issues around this sacred place....

By Vince Rinehart  |  June 4, 2009; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  parks , recreation , traffic  
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The Lifestyle Behind the Bay's Decline

By Nell Williamson Greenbelt Gerald W. Winegrad and Howard Ernst rightly placed blame for the dying Chesapeake Bay on regional leaders’ ongoing vacillation. However, the authors of “A Bay Full of Broken Promises” got it only half-right. A central force...

By Vince Rinehart  |  June 4, 2009; 1:04 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Chesapeake Bay , environment , wildlife  
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A Parking Double Whammy in D.C.

By Jesse Mag Washington The Post believes that motorists are unjustifiably upset over the District’s stepped-up parking enforcement. I disagree. On April 27, my car was ticketed by D.C. parking enforcement for being illegally parked during street cleaning. Two weeks...

By Vince Rinehart  |  June 4, 2009; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  DMV , traffic  
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How About a Little Heat for Other Swimmers?

By Laura Elkins Washington As a resident who lives just a few blocks from the Takoma Community Center, I was very upset that a $75,000 heater was installed in the outdoor pool at Hains Point. Ward 4 has one of...

By Vince Rinehart  |  June 1, 2009; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Takoma , recreation  
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The Wrong Place for Asphalt Factories

By Todd Skiles Bristow Prince William County is considering approval of not one but two asphalt factories within 900 yards of a major residential development and large elementary school. The Saybrooke community, which would be immediately affected by the placement...

By Vince Rinehart  |  June 1, 2009; 2:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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A Good Teacher for Work and Friendship

By Rennie Coleman Fredericksburg Something in The Post took me by surprise last week. I had turned to the back of the Metro section to look at the weather, when a lone picture in the Death Notices spoke to me....

By Vince Rinehart  |  June 1, 2009; 2:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Stop Killing the Chesapeake's Mute Swans

By Montel Williams New York The silver swan, who living had no note, When death approached, unlocked her silent throat; Leaning her breast against the reedy shore, Thus sung her first and last, and sung no more: “Farewell, all joys!...

By Vince Rinehart  |  June 1, 2009; 2:11 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Chesapeake Bay , environment , wildlife  
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Needed: A Better Balance in Adams Morgan

By Terry Lynch Washington It was late on a weekend night in Adams Morgan. The bars and restaurants let out, and what happened? Who knows exactly? Words were exchanged or tempers flared, but shots were fired for whatever reason [“Fatal...

By Vince Rinehart  |  June 1, 2009; 2:07 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Adams Morgan , crime  
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